Summer 2024 undergraduate research programs, REU and SPUR

The Cornell Math Department will not be offering the REU or SPUR Programs for Summer 2024.  We anticipate hosting the programs in Summer 2025 depending on funding and faculty mentorship availability.  An update on the 2025 programs will be posted in mid-December 2024.  

The Math Department has limited funding available for Cornell undergraduate students to pursue a summer research project with a Math faculty member.  The faculty member must request the funds from the Department Chair in a 1-page proposal describing the summer plans.  Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, February 9, 2024.

The REU and SPUR summer programs provide the opportunity for undergraduate students of mathematics to participate in leading-edge research. Projects are designated "REU" and others are designated "SPUR".  The difference between REU and SPUR projects is the funding support that is available (See the Program Information link below).  For a history and to see archives of some previous REU/SPUR Programs go to REU/SPUR History and Archives.

REU PROGRAM - Research Experience for Undergraduates
SPUR PROGRAM - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

The 2023 REU and SPUR programs were in session from June 5th, 2023 - July 28th, 2023.

REU & SPUR Project Information:  The 2023 REU and SPUR programs were directed by Alex Townsend, and they consisted of two REU projects and two SPUR projects.  Project faculty mentors were as follows:

2023 REU and SPUR Project Descriptions
2023 REU and SPUR Project Summaries

For important detailed information on program enrollment, cost, housing, and how to apply, see Program Information.

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